Friday’s Rays transaction featured a couple moves that won’t really make anyone happy. Alex Colome pitched great for the Rays yesterday, allowing just an unearned run in 5.2 innings, but he will be sent back to Triple-A Durham after just that one start and who knows when he’ll be back. Colome still ha a ways to go in his development as a pitcher, with harnessing his fastball command still a major consideration, but him getting demoted despite pitching so well is unfortunate.
Replacing Colome is lefty Beliveau, but Beliveau won’t be thrilled about that. With Chris Archer starting on Saturday, Beliveau’s stint in the major leagues will last just one day, the second time this season that they will have been the case. Beliveau has pitched extremely well at Triple-A, managing a 3.29 ERA and an insane 30 strikeouts in just 13.2 innings (19.8 K/9) in 13 appearances for the Triple-A Durham Bulls and has deserved a shot at the big league bullpen, but the Rays haven’t been able to find a long-term spot for him as their roster keeps getting shuffled. We’ll have to see if Beliveau does at least make his season debut today, something that make him a little more satisfied.